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From my August 26th column in Takimag.com, “The Social Construction of Black Self-Destruction:”

After Blake’s shooting, Democratic politicians immediately poured gasoline on the fire. Wisconsin governor Tony Evers tweeted:

While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.

The governor didn’t say one word against rioting.

Not surprisingly that night, bored young people invigorated by authority figures like the governor poured into Kenosha’s streets and burned much of the business district.

The next day, Joe Biden issued the following irresponsible statement, making no attempt to calm the situation and prevent additional rioting, not even in the interest of deterring the spread of COVID:

Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as police attempted to restrain him from getting into his car. His children watched from inside the car and bystanders watched in disbelief. And this morning, the nation wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force. This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable.

These shots pierce the soul of our nation. Jill and I pray for Jacob’s recovery and for his children.

Equal justice has not been real for Black Americans and so many others. We are at an inflection point. We must dismantle systemic racism.

“Systemic” is now used to mean unseeable, unmeasurable, unfalsifiable: in other words, nonexistent anti-science.

It is the urgent task before us. We must fight to honor the ideals laid in the original American promise, which we are yet to attain: that all men and women are created equal, but more importantly that they must be treated equally.

In the Democratic/media bubble, the endemic rioting since Memorial Day is unmentionable. It’s all just Peaceful Protesting that occasionally “intensifies.”

Then Monday night, following Biden’s reinforcement, the mob was back torching buildings, this time with perhaps more of a white Antifa cast. From the Racine County Eye:

Rioters take over Kenosha after police shooting

For the second night in a row, rioters took over the city by burning buildings, vandalizing businesses, and looting stores.

by Denise Lockwood, August 25th, 2020

KENOSHA, WI—Following the police shooting of Jacob Blake Sunday, the rioting and looting continued. Rioters set numerous buildings on fire, including the probation office, a furniture store, an apartment building, car lots, and a Family Dollar. People looted a Walgreen’s store, stole an ATM, blocked traffic, and stole gasoline from a nearby gas station to start fires.

Is much of this destruction being shown on television? I seldom watch national news on TV, but instead search out information that I find significant on the Web, so I have been surprised by how oblivious many less curious people seem to be about the pillaging of our cities this summer. The media’s attitude at present is obviously: If it’s not good for the Biden campaign, it’s not news.

But does Biden himself even know what’s going on outside his basement?

In Biden’s defense, he finally issued a plea to halt rioting on the third day of the Kenosha Riots, although there’s little evidence that it did any good by that point.

Eventually, all this led to the attack on the Kyle Rittenhouse by several Antifa members. The teenage marksman appears to have ended the rioting more or less single-handed, which is more than you can say for Joe Biden’s role in this sorry affair.

 
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  1. It appears that BLM activists broke the window in front of Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol and shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.

    https://redpilled.ca/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-police-agent-david-bailey-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-was-the-same-officer-that-let-steve-scalise-get-shot-in-2017-exclusive-evidence/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/caught-video-antifa-protester-john-sullivan-brags-posing-trump-supporter-breaking-window-us-capitol-building-riots/

    If these articles are correct, and they certainly seem to be, the official narrative is 180 degrees wrong.

    • Thanks: Kronos, Mike Tre, Charlotte
    • Replies: @wren
    @wren

    "Red Pilled" has several more articles on the shooter, assuming he is the shooter.

    https://redpilled.ca/the-best-of-the-best-diversity-hire-cop-david-bailey-who-murdered-ashli-babbitt-was-hired-with-a-sole-bachelors-degree-in-physical-education-he-rakes-in-over-120k-a-year/

    Take a look before it gets taken down, and make up your own mind.

    Personnel is policy.

    , @Anonymous
    @wren

    Can't understand why the nomenklatura are shrieking about the windows. In California thanks to Prop 47 all undocumented shopping below $950 is now misdemeanor/petty theft, i.e. optional $1k fine or optional 6 mo. county jail stint. Presumably the person who hit the Capitol cop apparently fatally with the fire extinguisher will be found and charged, but that happened outside the building, in D.C.'s urban playland.

    The tear gas and kill-shot administered against the marauding 140 lbs woman certainly must have caused more damage in dollar terms to the holy temple facilities where our priests and/or gods reside.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @wren

    Below is the best view I've seen so far. The most striking thing is that heavily armed cops are everywhere but they are so unbelievably pathetic.

    There are only about six or seven real agitators among the protesters. Three sorry Barney Fife looking guys are barring the door. Oddly, though, you later realize that a whole phalanx of body-armor clad stormtroopers are standing just out of the frame the whole time, doing nothing.

    One guy in a fur hat is trying to get everyone to stand back. But a couple of the agitators keep saying to the cops, "C'mon bro, we just want to clear a path and get through." The cops eventually just look at each other and step out of the way to let them through for no particular reason.

    About three guys start smashing the plexiglass window down. Then a black hand with a gun comes out from close around the corner inside the window. You can see more cops through the window on the inside, but they don't seem very concerned. A rando dude in a suit is just waddling down the hall like nothing is happening. And then the gunman just aims and very deliberately shoots the woman at close range.

    Very weird. Especially the way all the cops were so nonchalant except for the one who was intent on killing someone.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/video-shows-fatal-shooting-of-ashli-babbitt-at-u-s-capitol/2491343/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Polistra, @wren

    , @fnn
    @wren

    War Correspondent Michael Yon: Antifa Tactics Seen in Hong Kong & Capitol Protest

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlgeWB4deEI

    , @Kronos
    @wren

    Looks kinda like the “Gleiwitz Incident” as time goes on. Antifa members disguised as Trump supporters to create intentional backlash.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleiwitz_incident

    https://ww2gravestone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Gleiwitz_Incident__1432753610_26731-1-e1432754017227.jpg

    Replies: @wren

    , @Frank McGar
    @wren

    This article by Blumenthal paints a picture of Sullivan as an attention-seeking agent of chaos. The more you dig into him, the cloudier it gets. I wonder how many of the Capitol stormers, especially the ones inciting the action, were part of the new breed of social media clout chasers. It's all about getting that shock content and then getting people to follow you and give you money. One thing for sure, this was anything but an insurrection. Could it be that a good chunk of the people storming the Capitol weren't for Trump or antifa, but rather just live streamers looking to burn the world down and capture the moment in order to get more views? Somehow that makes it even worse.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2021/01/12/chaos-agent-right-wing-us-capitol-riot-black-lives-matter/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @black sea

  2. 10 U.S. Code § 246 – Militia: composition and classes

    (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

    (b) The classes of the militia are—
    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

    (a) The following persons are exempt from militia duty:
    (1) The Vice President.
    (2) The judicial and executive officers of the United States, the several States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.
    (3) Members of the armed forces, except members who are not on active duty.
    (4) Customhouse clerks.
    (5) Persons employed by the United States in the transmission of mail.
    (6) Workmen employed in armories, arsenals, and naval shipyards of the United States.
    (7) Pilots on navigable waters.
    (8) Mariners in the sea service of a citizen of, or a merchant in, the United States.
    (b) A person who claims exemption because of religious belief is exempt from militia duty in a combatant capacity, if the conscientious holding of that belief is established under such regulations as the President may prescribe. However, such a person is not exempt from militia duty that the President determines to be noncombatant.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/247

    Eventually, all this led to the attack on the Kyle Rittenhouse by several Antifa members. The teenage marksman appears to have ended the rioting more or less single-handed, which is more than you can say for Joe Biden’s role in this sorry affair.

    Mr. Rittenhouse was a US militiaman by statutory definition.

    • Thanks: Pop Warner
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Joe Stalin


    Mr. Rittenhouse was a US militiaman by statutory definition.

     

    But not a Wisconsin militiaman. He's a Sucker, not a Badger.



    https://img.bestplaces.net/images/city/1701595_IL_Antioch.png

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  3. Is much of this destruction being shown on television?

  4. Does the White House have a big basement to hide him in?

    Mind you, the literary trope is to have the dementia victim in the attic.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @dearieme



    Mind you, the literary trope is to have the dementia victim in the attic.
     
    Too lazy to do up a graphic of the poster, but
    "One Night Only! Joey B in Drag as 'Crazy' Jane Eyre"

    (If only it were just one night)
  5. Great piece, both the quoted original and your new remarks.

    “Systemic” is now used to mean unseeable, unmeasurable, unfalsifiable: in other words, nonexistent anti-science.

    This is essential. They’ve trashed the language and are forever bending it to their aims. It’s important to point out exactly how and why.

    My libbie friends and family refuse to use the word ‘riot’ in relation to anything that happened this past summer. But what happened last week? Oooh boy.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Polistra

    My libbie friends and family refuse to use the word ‘riot’ in relation to anything that happened this past summer.

    They are well on their way to being "good Germans".

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Polistra


    They’ve trashed the language and are forever bending it to their aims. It’s important to point out exactly how and why.
     
    When I hear them use the word "systemic," my mind just registers it as "imaginary."
  6. @wren
    It appears that BLM activists broke the window in front of Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol and shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.

    https://redpilled.ca/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-police-agent-david-bailey-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-was-the-same-officer-that-let-steve-scalise-get-shot-in-2017-exclusive-evidence/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/caught-video-antifa-protester-john-sullivan-brags-posing-trump-supporter-breaking-window-us-capitol-building-riots/

    If these articles are correct, and they certainly seem to be, the official narrative is 180 degrees wrong.

    Replies: @wren, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666, @fnn, @Kronos, @Frank McGar

    “Red Pilled” has several more articles on the shooter, assuming he is the shooter.

    https://redpilled.ca/the-best-of-the-best-diversity-hire-cop-david-bailey-who-murdered-ashli-babbitt-was-hired-with-a-sole-bachelors-degree-in-physical-education-he-rakes-in-over-120k-a-year/

    Take a look before it gets taken down, and make up your own mind.

    Personnel is policy.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
  7. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:
    @wren
    It appears that BLM activists broke the window in front of Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol and shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.

    https://redpilled.ca/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-police-agent-david-bailey-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-was-the-same-officer-that-let-steve-scalise-get-shot-in-2017-exclusive-evidence/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/caught-video-antifa-protester-john-sullivan-brags-posing-trump-supporter-breaking-window-us-capitol-building-riots/

    If these articles are correct, and they certainly seem to be, the official narrative is 180 degrees wrong.

    Replies: @wren, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666, @fnn, @Kronos, @Frank McGar

    Can’t understand why the nomenklatura are shrieking about the windows. In California thanks to Prop 47 all undocumented shopping below $950 is now misdemeanor/petty theft, i.e. optional $1k fine or optional 6 mo. county jail stint. Presumably the person who hit the Capitol cop apparently fatally with the fire extinguisher will be found and charged, but that happened outside the building, in D.C.’s urban playland.

    The tear gas and kill-shot administered against the marauding 140 lbs woman certainly must have caused more damage in dollar terms to the holy temple facilities where our priests and/or gods reside.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous


    Can’t understand why the nomenklatura are shrieking about the windows. In California thanks to Prop 47 all undocumented shopping below $950 is now misdemeanor/petty theft...
     
    With windows, it's Whose/Whom's.


    ‘It Was a Planned Attack.’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Looting Was Organized

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enm_aAEm_dM



    The political donation history of the Michigan Avenue merchants affected might make fascinating reading.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    At Least 12 CPD Officers And Supervisors Suspended After Lounging In Congressman’s Office Amid Looting, Sources Say

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oR71CtrWnQ


    Thirty months for trespassing?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F67VbRYYbEQ

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Inquiring Mind

  8. In the Democratic/media bubble, the endemic rioting since Memorial Day is unmentionable. It’s all just Peaceful Protesting that occasionally “intensifies.”

    Who/whom.

  9. Trump’s impeachment for “inciting insurrection” really should put a chill down any politician’s spine. While impeachment isn’t a criminal proceeding, his words come nowhere close to meeting the Brandenburg standard for incitement under the First Amendment. My initial thoughts were of Obama’s remarks between the shooting of Philando Castile, and the murder of five Dallas police officers a few days later. Would Obama be liable under the standard Trump is being held to? These are issues that should be considered if this impeachment ever comes to trial.

    Of course, no one will think of any of this. Trump is different because reasons. So just shut up about it.

    • Replies: @Dmon
    @Thomas

    I'm not a lawyer, but is there a way to get at Twitter through lawfare? I can think of two possibilities:
    1. By censoring Trump, it seems that they are assuming a de facto responsibility to police inflammatory language. Therefore, any time there is an incident which results in death or property damage, and said incident is discussed on Twitter, can people who suffered physical injury or property damage sue Twitter for failing to suppress speech which resulted in criminal behavior? In particular, if some gangbanger is shot after inflammatory Twitter postings, can the survivors play Lawsuit Roulette with Jack Dorsey?
    2. After censoring Trump, Twitter stock plummeted. Any securities lawyers out there want to go after a shareholder lawsuit based on Twitter inflicting financial damages through gross violation of their terms of service?

    Replies: @Thomas

  10. Biden has no soul. Perhaps that’s due to a calcified pineal gland. But more likely due to having parasitized the life force of the nation for the 60 years he’s been in government. We will hear him bloviate endlessly in that weird speech pattern that can only be learned in the US Senate.

    And after torturing innocent Americans with Biden, we will be forced to listen to Kamala cackling and accusing everyone of being white supremists. Americans don’t deserve this kind of political terror being unleashed on them.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Just another serf


    Biden has no soul. Perhaps that’s due to a calcified pineal gland. But more likely due to having parasitized the life force of the nation for the 60 years he’s been in government. We will hear him bloviate endlessly in that weird speech pattern that can only be learned in the US Senate.
     
    Just another serf, that's an excellent way of putting this observation.

    Biden strikes me that same way--completely empty. A doofus, who has been a loathsome parasite his entire life and is absolutely empty of everything--but his parasitism.

    A republican government simply should not be full of these people. It is supposed to be compose of actual productive men who take time from their normal lives to represent their fellow citizens.

    Replies: @wren, @Just another serf

  11. @Polistra
    Great piece, both the quoted original and your new remarks.


    “Systemic” is now used to mean unseeable, unmeasurable, unfalsifiable: in other words, nonexistent anti-science.
     
    This is essential. They've trashed the language and are forever bending it to their aims. It's important to point out exactly how and why.

    My libbie friends and family refuse to use the word 'riot' in relation to anything that happened this past summer. But what happened last week? Oooh boy.

    Replies: @anon, @Hypnotoad666

    My libbie friends and family refuse to use the word ‘riot’ in relation to anything that happened this past summer.

    They are well on their way to being “good Germans”.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  12. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Rachel Rollins, the DA for Suffolk County, Massachusetts (covering Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop). Irish-American father and immigrant Barbadian-American mother.

    Rachael Rollins Goes Full Ratchet, Threatens To Have Boston 25 News Reporter Arrested After Filing False Police Report, Says Complaint Made Against Her Is “Rantings And Ravings Of A White Woman”

    Last week we broke the story about a Brockton woman who filed a complaint with the Boston Police after allegedly being threatened by Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins while leaving a Stop & Shop parking lot. According to the complaint Rollins also told the woman “today is not the day to try me,” before illegally using her siren and blue lights to go through a red light in a right turn only lane on Mass Ave. After we reported this story Boston 25 News attempted to interview her outside of her house, prompting Rollins to go on Twitter, accuse the white woman who made the complaint of lying, compared herself to Emmett Till, and said she feared for her children’s lives because the media came to her house for comment. She then came on the Howie Carr show to confront me about the story, once again accused the woman of lying, admitted she was driving her kids around in a state vehicle to run errands, and said she would not be pulling camera footage to exonerate herself due to the 50 homicides in Boston last year.

    https://turtleboysports.com/rachael-rollins-goes-full-ratchet-threatens-to-have-boston-25-news-reporter-arrested-after-filing-false-police-report-says-complaint-made-against-her-is-rantings-and-ravings-of-a-white-woman/

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Anon

    Is Rachel's Dad a relative of the Irish twins on the Boston FD who got away for many years with claiming to be Black, based on a photo of a "dusky" female ancestor, until they were outed and fired?

    I'm a little more than half Irish myself so Rachel and I have something in common.

  13. Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as police attempted to restrain him from getting into his car. His children watched from inside the car and bystanders watched in disbelief [how does he even know that]?. And this morning, the nation wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force. This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable.

    These speeches are amazing in their 0-information-content with sonorous appeal to emotional reaction of the masses (the “we” and “the nation” who are surprised “yet again” by the immense wrongs that the enemies of the people rain down on it constantly as the innocents powerlessly “watch”).

    They are only boring in that the same schemata are used. The usual bullshit of “holding someone to account” for perceived wrongs as the schoolmarm of the universe always makes an appearance.

    Who exactly writes these things? Recycled Japanese from the 30s? From the Mukden Incident to the Kenosha Incident…

  14. @wren
    It appears that BLM activists broke the window in front of Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol and shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.

    https://redpilled.ca/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-police-agent-david-bailey-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-was-the-same-officer-that-let-steve-scalise-get-shot-in-2017-exclusive-evidence/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/caught-video-antifa-protester-john-sullivan-brags-posing-trump-supporter-breaking-window-us-capitol-building-riots/

    If these articles are correct, and they certainly seem to be, the official narrative is 180 degrees wrong.

    Replies: @wren, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666, @fnn, @Kronos, @Frank McGar

    Below is the best view I’ve seen so far. The most striking thing is that heavily armed cops are everywhere but they are so unbelievably pathetic.

    There are only about six or seven real agitators among the protesters. Three sorry Barney Fife looking guys are barring the door. Oddly, though, you later realize that a whole phalanx of body-armor clad stormtroopers are standing just out of the frame the whole time, doing nothing.

    One guy in a fur hat is trying to get everyone to stand back. But a couple of the agitators keep saying to the cops, “C’mon bro, we just want to clear a path and get through.” The cops eventually just look at each other and step out of the way to let them through for no particular reason.

    About three guys start smashing the plexiglass window down. Then a black hand with a gun comes out from close around the corner inside the window. You can see more cops through the window on the inside, but they don’t seem very concerned. A rando dude in a suit is just waddling down the hall like nothing is happening. And then the gunman just aims and very deliberately shoots the woman at close range.

    Very weird. Especially the way all the cops were so nonchalant except for the one who was intent on killing someone.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/video-shows-fatal-shooting-of-ashli-babbitt-at-u-s-capitol/2491343/

    • Thanks: fnn, HammerJack
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Hypnotoad666

    It's true that the hovering black hand was completely absurd.

    If this was a movie, I would expect a supernatural evil presence (possibly the reincarnation of Ruby) to make itself known by mid-time.

    And it's not like Glock guy could not see SWAT guy, he was firing in his direction.

    https://i.postimg.cc/KYhSDpxY/recasting-manos.jpg

    , @Polistra
    @Hypnotoad666


    There are only about six or seven real agitators among the protesters.
     
    A critical insight. And another thing which the MSM deliberately have 180° wrong
    , @wren
    @Hypnotoad666

    Yes, many commenters on the sites I linked note how staged the whole thing appears, and how people's behavior just doesn't make sense.

    I can't really speak to that, other than saying, yes, it is very odd.

    That part is like the "dominion switching votes" angle to this affair, in that eventually perhaps they will have proof that there was a genuine false flag conspiracy planned at the highest levels by the left, but we haven't seen it yet.

    (I find it strange that another of the filmmakers on the scene that day happened to be nancy pelosi's son in law. What are the odds?)

    On a lower level, this guy sullivan boasting that he was pretending to only be filming when he was actually one of the few busting windows (and one of the first on the scene) is like the folks kicking out observers and covering the windows in Detroit while they counted ballots, or pulling suitcases of ballots out from under the table in Georgia when they thought no one was looking. We have seen the evidence.

    It is stunning that the guy who shot Ashli Babbit is the same guy who let the shooting of Steve Scalese occur and a guy who not only proudly supported blm, but threatened to kill Trump supporters on facebook, even though he worked as a member of the Capitol police.

    blm/antifa were major instigators of the violence that did occur, on BOTH sides.

    The instigator (but he had a trump hat on when he was in the Capitol breaking windows):

    https://i2.wp.com/mynewscorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/antifa-john-740x467-1.jpg

    The shooter:

    https://i.postimg.cc/528MWmC8/i1-wp-com-redpilled-ca-3.jpg

    And they blame trump...

  15. @Polistra
    Great piece, both the quoted original and your new remarks.


    “Systemic” is now used to mean unseeable, unmeasurable, unfalsifiable: in other words, nonexistent anti-science.
     
    This is essential. They've trashed the language and are forever bending it to their aims. It's important to point out exactly how and why.

    My libbie friends and family refuse to use the word 'riot' in relation to anything that happened this past summer. But what happened last week? Oooh boy.

    Replies: @anon, @Hypnotoad666

    They’ve trashed the language and are forever bending it to their aims. It’s important to point out exactly how and why.

    When I hear them use the word “systemic,” my mind just registers it as “imaginary.”

  16. @Hypnotoad666
    @wren

    Below is the best view I've seen so far. The most striking thing is that heavily armed cops are everywhere but they are so unbelievably pathetic.

    There are only about six or seven real agitators among the protesters. Three sorry Barney Fife looking guys are barring the door. Oddly, though, you later realize that a whole phalanx of body-armor clad stormtroopers are standing just out of the frame the whole time, doing nothing.

    One guy in a fur hat is trying to get everyone to stand back. But a couple of the agitators keep saying to the cops, "C'mon bro, we just want to clear a path and get through." The cops eventually just look at each other and step out of the way to let them through for no particular reason.

    About three guys start smashing the plexiglass window down. Then a black hand with a gun comes out from close around the corner inside the window. You can see more cops through the window on the inside, but they don't seem very concerned. A rando dude in a suit is just waddling down the hall like nothing is happening. And then the gunman just aims and very deliberately shoots the woman at close range.

    Very weird. Especially the way all the cops were so nonchalant except for the one who was intent on killing someone.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/video-shows-fatal-shooting-of-ashli-babbitt-at-u-s-capitol/2491343/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Polistra, @wren

    It’s true that the hovering black hand was completely absurd.

    If this was a movie, I would expect a supernatural evil presence (possibly the reincarnation of Ruby) to make itself known by mid-time.

    And it’s not like Glock guy could not see SWAT guy, he was firing in his direction.

  17. How Much More Lawbreaking Did Biden Incite in Kenosha with His Demand to “Dismantle Systemic Racism” _after_ the First Night of Rioting?

    The term “incite” is not a good legal term, as Andy McCarthy explains in NRO. Like “insurrection”, it being used to do double duty. Insurrection actually means something as innocuous as simply breaking the law, but makes people think of coups d’etat. So, it is being used to describe the Capitol riot because it creates a false, hysteria-inducing impression of the situation while being a defensible use of the word. Similarly, “incite” is a fairly innocuous thing that sounds like a synonym for “call for” or “encourage”, so it can be used to smear Trump with impunity.

  18. Why was Joe Biden sticking up for a rapist? Doesn’t he believe all women?*

    * Naturally I am 100% aware that Biden didn’t write that. Some adviser wrote it. The real Joe Biden, the authentic Biden, would shoot Blake himself and laugh about it to reporters over a Coors lite.

    These shots pierce the soul of our nation. Jill and I pray for Jacob’s recovery and for his children.

    But no prayers for the violently assaulted girlfriend?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Bragadocious


    Why was Joe Biden sticking up for a rapist?

     

    Nostalgia?


    https://www.inquirer.com/resizer/dwLbEaCfDGUK-svY_YlBw3qPWco=/1400x932/smart/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/pmn/V4TP4JJ3IFGBLAFVFKE5DEYSXU.jpg

  19. Eventually, all this led to the attack on the [sic] Kyle Rittenhouse by several Antifa members.

    There is no “Antifa”, remember? Call them what they are– rank-and-file Democrats.

    U.S. House District 1 SE corner, Kenosha
    370 of 370 precincts – 100 percent

    x-Bryan Steil, GOP (i) 238,257 – 59 percent

    Roger Polack, Dem 163,154 – 41 percent

    District 64 [Assembly]
    70 of 70 precincts – 100 percent

    x-Tip McGuire, Dem (i) 16,364 – 56 percent

    Ed Hibsch, GOP 12,813 – 44 percent

    District 65 [Assembly]
    45 of 45 precincts – 100 percent

    x-Tod Ohnstad, Dem (i) 14,355 – 60 percent

    Crystal Miller, GOP 9,444 – 40 percent

    Kenosha’s Democratic state senator ran unopposed.

    Bordering metropolitan Minnesota:

    U.S. House District 3 West Central
    605 of 605 precincts – 100 percent

    x-Ron Kind, Dem (i) 199,798 – 51 percent

    Derrick Van Orden, GOP 188,825 – 49 percent

    **************************

    District 10 [State Senate]
    101 of 101 precincts – 100 percent

    x-Rob Stafsholt, GOP 61,889 – 60 percent

    Patty Schachtner, Dem (i) 41,211 – 40 percent

    ***************************

    District 30 [Assembly]
    20 of 20 precincts – 100 percent

    x-Shannon Zimmerman, GOP (i) 20,712 – 56 percent

    Sarah Yacoub, Dem 16,322 – 44 percent

    The magnificently-named Gae Magnafici (R) and Supreme Solar Allah (D) were reelected to the Assembly.

    Anyone have cities’ presidential votes? (Paleo? You still here?) Green Bay’s Brown went marginally for Trump– the only NFL county to do so– and Madison’s Dane 3-1 for Biden. But I can’t find how these cities proper voted.

    Two counties flipped this year. Sauk is part Driftless (which Trump mostly took from Democrats), part tourist (circusy Baraboo and a piece of the Dells), and increasingly Madison commuters. Door is tourists and boutiques. Outside the Madison-Milwaukee axis, Democratic counties are college towns, Lake Superior lefties, and an Indian reservation.

    Trump slipped in Joe McCarthy’s Fox Valley:

  20. @Joe Stalin

    10 U.S. Code § 246 - Militia: composition and classes

    (a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

    (b) The classes of the militia are—
    (1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
    (2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.


    (a) The following persons are exempt from militia duty:
    (1) The Vice President.
    (2) The judicial and executive officers of the United States, the several States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.
    (3) Members of the armed forces, except members who are not on active duty.
    (4) Customhouse clerks.
    (5) Persons employed by the United States in the transmission of mail.
    (6) Workmen employed in armories, arsenals, and naval shipyards of the United States.
    (7) Pilots on navigable waters.
    (8) Mariners in the sea service of a citizen of, or a merchant in, the United States.
    (b) A person who claims exemption because of religious belief is exempt from militia duty in a combatant capacity, if the conscientious holding of that belief is established under such regulations as the President may prescribe. However, such a person is not exempt from militia duty that the President determines to be noncombatant.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/247
     

    Eventually, all this led to the attack on the Kyle Rittenhouse by several Antifa members. The teenage marksman appears to have ended the rioting more or less single-handed, which is more than you can say for Joe Biden’s role in this sorry affair.

     

    Mr. Rittenhouse was a US militiaman by statutory definition.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Mr. Rittenhouse was a US militiaman by statutory definition.

    But not a Wisconsin militiaman. He’s a Sucker, not a Badger.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Reg Cæsar

    It's a Federal law, not a state law.

    (yeah, i know, you wanted to use the Sucker/Badger joke.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  21. @Hypnotoad666
    @wren

    Below is the best view I've seen so far. The most striking thing is that heavily armed cops are everywhere but they are so unbelievably pathetic.

    There are only about six or seven real agitators among the protesters. Three sorry Barney Fife looking guys are barring the door. Oddly, though, you later realize that a whole phalanx of body-armor clad stormtroopers are standing just out of the frame the whole time, doing nothing.

    One guy in a fur hat is trying to get everyone to stand back. But a couple of the agitators keep saying to the cops, "C'mon bro, we just want to clear a path and get through." The cops eventually just look at each other and step out of the way to let them through for no particular reason.

    About three guys start smashing the plexiglass window down. Then a black hand with a gun comes out from close around the corner inside the window. You can see more cops through the window on the inside, but they don't seem very concerned. A rando dude in a suit is just waddling down the hall like nothing is happening. And then the gunman just aims and very deliberately shoots the woman at close range.

    Very weird. Especially the way all the cops were so nonchalant except for the one who was intent on killing someone.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/video-shows-fatal-shooting-of-ashli-babbitt-at-u-s-capitol/2491343/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Polistra, @wren

    There are only about six or seven real agitators among the protesters.

    A critical insight. And another thing which the MSM deliberately have 180° wrong

    • Agree: fnn, HammerJack
  22. @dearieme
    Does the White House have a big basement to hide him in?

    Mind you, the literary trope is to have the dementia victim in the attic.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Mind you, the literary trope is to have the dementia victim in the attic.

    Too lazy to do up a graphic of the poster, but
    “One Night Only! Joey B in Drag as ‘Crazy’ Jane Eyre”

    (If only it were just one night)

  23. @Hypnotoad666
    @wren

    Below is the best view I've seen so far. The most striking thing is that heavily armed cops are everywhere but they are so unbelievably pathetic.

    There are only about six or seven real agitators among the protesters. Three sorry Barney Fife looking guys are barring the door. Oddly, though, you later realize that a whole phalanx of body-armor clad stormtroopers are standing just out of the frame the whole time, doing nothing.

    One guy in a fur hat is trying to get everyone to stand back. But a couple of the agitators keep saying to the cops, "C'mon bro, we just want to clear a path and get through." The cops eventually just look at each other and step out of the way to let them through for no particular reason.

    About three guys start smashing the plexiglass window down. Then a black hand with a gun comes out from close around the corner inside the window. You can see more cops through the window on the inside, but they don't seem very concerned. A rando dude in a suit is just waddling down the hall like nothing is happening. And then the gunman just aims and very deliberately shoots the woman at close range.

    Very weird. Especially the way all the cops were so nonchalant except for the one who was intent on killing someone.

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/video-shows-fatal-shooting-of-ashli-babbitt-at-u-s-capitol/2491343/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Polistra, @wren

    Yes, many commenters on the sites I linked note how staged the whole thing appears, and how people’s behavior just doesn’t make sense.

    I can’t really speak to that, other than saying, yes, it is very odd.

    That part is like the “dominion switching votes” angle to this affair, in that eventually perhaps they will have proof that there was a genuine false flag conspiracy planned at the highest levels by the left, but we haven’t seen it yet.

    (I find it strange that another of the filmmakers on the scene that day happened to be nancy pelosi’s son in law. What are the odds?)

    On a lower level, this guy sullivan boasting that he was pretending to only be filming when he was actually one of the few busting windows (and one of the first on the scene) is like the folks kicking out observers and covering the windows in Detroit while they counted ballots, or pulling suitcases of ballots out from under the table in Georgia when they thought no one was looking. We have seen the evidence.

    It is stunning that the guy who shot Ashli Babbit is the same guy who let the shooting of Steve Scalese occur and a guy who not only proudly supported blm, but threatened to kill Trump supporters on facebook, even though he worked as a member of the Capitol police.

    blm/antifa were major instigators of the violence that did occur, on BOTH sides.

    The instigator (but he had a trump hat on when he was in the Capitol breaking windows):

    The shooter:

    And they blame trump…

  24. @wren
    It appears that BLM activists broke the window in front of Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol and shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.

    https://redpilled.ca/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-police-agent-david-bailey-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-was-the-same-officer-that-let-steve-scalise-get-shot-in-2017-exclusive-evidence/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/caught-video-antifa-protester-john-sullivan-brags-posing-trump-supporter-breaking-window-us-capitol-building-riots/

    If these articles are correct, and they certainly seem to be, the official narrative is 180 degrees wrong.

    Replies: @wren, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666, @fnn, @Kronos, @Frank McGar

    War Correspondent Michael Yon: Antifa Tactics Seen in Hong Kong & Capitol Protest

    • Thanks: wren
  25. @Thomas
    Trump's impeachment for "inciting insurrection" really should put a chill down any politician's spine. While impeachment isn't a criminal proceeding, his words come nowhere close to meeting the Brandenburg standard for incitement under the First Amendment. My initial thoughts were of Obama's remarks between the shooting of Philando Castile, and the murder of five Dallas police officers a few days later. Would Obama be liable under the standard Trump is being held to? These are issues that should be considered if this impeachment ever comes to trial.

    Of course, no one will think of any of this. Trump is different because reasons. So just shut up about it.

    Replies: @Dmon

    I’m not a lawyer, but is there a way to get at Twitter through lawfare? I can think of two possibilities:
    1. By censoring Trump, it seems that they are assuming a de facto responsibility to police inflammatory language. Therefore, any time there is an incident which results in death or property damage, and said incident is discussed on Twitter, can people who suffered physical injury or property damage sue Twitter for failing to suppress speech which resulted in criminal behavior? In particular, if some gangbanger is shot after inflammatory Twitter postings, can the survivors play Lawsuit Roulette with Jack Dorsey?
    2. After censoring Trump, Twitter stock plummeted. Any securities lawyers out there want to go after a shareholder lawsuit based on Twitter inflicting financial damages through gross violation of their terms of service?

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Dmon


    I’m not a lawyer, but is there a way to get at Twitter through lawfare? I can think of two possibilities:
    1. By censoring Trump, it seems that they are assuming a de facto responsibility to police inflammatory language. Therefore, any time there is an incident which results in death or property damage, and said incident is discussed on Twitter, can people who suffered physical injury or property damage sue Twitter for failing to suppress speech which resulted in criminal behavior? In particular, if some gangbanger is shot after inflammatory Twitter postings, can the survivors play Lawsuit Roulette with Jack Dorsey?
     
    No. Section 230 specifically immunizes them from that sort of claim, which is what it was intended to do.

    2. After censoring Trump, Twitter stock plummeted. Any securities lawyers out there want to go after a shareholder lawsuit based on Twitter inflicting financial damages through gross violation of their terms of service?
     
    Courts reviewing the decisions of a corporation's board in the U.S. are guided by the "business judgment rule," which essentially requires a showing that the directors breached their fiduciary duties to the corporation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_judgment_rule) It's a fairly high bar for shareholder plaintiffs to clear and it defers a great deal to the judgment of the directors. Naturally, Twitter is incorporated in Delaware, the law of which is notorious for the broad deference it grants to corporate directors.

    Paul Singer tried to buy his way into Twitter and force Jack Dorsey out as CEO last year. He didn't succeed.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-elliott-strike-truce-that-leaves-ceo-dorsey-in-place-11583758773

    Replies: @photondancer, @Almost Missouri

  26. @wren
    It appears that BLM activists broke the window in front of Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol and shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.

    https://redpilled.ca/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-police-agent-david-bailey-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-was-the-same-officer-that-let-steve-scalise-get-shot-in-2017-exclusive-evidence/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/caught-video-antifa-protester-john-sullivan-brags-posing-trump-supporter-breaking-window-us-capitol-building-riots/

    If these articles are correct, and they certainly seem to be, the official narrative is 180 degrees wrong.

    Replies: @wren, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666, @fnn, @Kronos, @Frank McGar

    Looks kinda like the “Gleiwitz Incident” as time goes on. Antifa members disguised as Trump supporters to create intentional backlash.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleiwitz_incident

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @wren
    @Kronos

    Now it appears that the blm/antifa guy's partner was a journalist with cnn/npr, which she didn't mention when they were on with Anderson Cooper or something successfully peddling their false narrative.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/huge-cnn-npr-reporter-jade-sacker-embedded-antifa-leader-john-sullivan-siege-us-capitol-cheered-inciting-riot-video/

    Considering that what he did may have led to Ashli Babbit's death, the dropping of any discussion of biden's election fraud in the senate and the cancellation of trump and anyone who supported him, I'd say it was a pretty successful operation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukden_Incident

    Replies: @Kronos

  27. @Bragadocious
    Why was Joe Biden sticking up for a rapist? Doesn't he believe all women?*

    * Naturally I am 100% aware that Biden didn't write that. Some adviser wrote it. The real Joe Biden, the authentic Biden, would shoot Blake himself and laugh about it to reporters over a Coors lite.

    These shots pierce the soul of our nation. Jill and I pray for Jacob’s recovery and for his children.

     

    But no prayers for the violently assaulted girlfriend?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Why was Joe Biden sticking up for a rapist?

    Nostalgia?

    • Thanks: Hibernian
  28. @wren
    It appears that BLM activists broke the window in front of Ashli Babbitt at the Capitol and shot and killed Ashli Babbitt.

    https://redpilled.ca/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-police-agent-david-bailey-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-was-the-same-officer-that-let-steve-scalise-get-shot-in-2017-exclusive-evidence/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/caught-video-antifa-protester-john-sullivan-brags-posing-trump-supporter-breaking-window-us-capitol-building-riots/

    If these articles are correct, and they certainly seem to be, the official narrative is 180 degrees wrong.

    Replies: @wren, @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666, @fnn, @Kronos, @Frank McGar

    This article by Blumenthal paints a picture of Sullivan as an attention-seeking agent of chaos. The more you dig into him, the cloudier it gets. I wonder how many of the Capitol stormers, especially the ones inciting the action, were part of the new breed of social media clout chasers. It’s all about getting that shock content and then getting people to follow you and give you money. One thing for sure, this was anything but an insurrection. Could it be that a good chunk of the people storming the Capitol weren’t for Trump or antifa, but rather just live streamers looking to burn the world down and capture the moment in order to get more views? Somehow that makes it even worse.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2021/01/12/chaos-agent-right-wing-us-capitol-riot-black-lives-matter/

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Frank McGar

    Sounds plausible.

    Replies: @wren

    , @black sea
    @Frank McGar

    We need to build more mental hospitals.

  29. Biden has forgotten that he is supposed to pretend that race doesn’t exist.

  30. @Frank McGar
    @wren

    This article by Blumenthal paints a picture of Sullivan as an attention-seeking agent of chaos. The more you dig into him, the cloudier it gets. I wonder how many of the Capitol stormers, especially the ones inciting the action, were part of the new breed of social media clout chasers. It's all about getting that shock content and then getting people to follow you and give you money. One thing for sure, this was anything but an insurrection. Could it be that a good chunk of the people storming the Capitol weren't for Trump or antifa, but rather just live streamers looking to burn the world down and capture the moment in order to get more views? Somehow that makes it even worse.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2021/01/12/chaos-agent-right-wing-us-capitol-riot-black-lives-matter/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @black sea

    Sounds plausible.

    • Replies: @wren
    @Steve Sailer

    Isn't Max Blumenthal Sidney Blumenthal's son?

    That alone removes about 50 plausibility points in my book if it is the case.

    I blame him for the tragedy in Libya.

    Seems plausible to me.

    Replies: @Lot

  31. @Steve Sailer
    @Frank McGar

    Sounds plausible.

    Replies: @wren

    Isn’t Max Blumenthal Sidney Blumenthal’s son?

    That alone removes about 50 plausibility points in my book if it is the case.

    I blame him for the tragedy in Libya.

    Seems plausible to me.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @wren

    Max is a far left documentary maker who focuses on pro-Islam, pro-Communism/Chavez, and anti-Israel content.

    His father was a corporate centrist bootlicker and fixer for the Clintons.

  32. @Anonymous
    @wren

    Can't understand why the nomenklatura are shrieking about the windows. In California thanks to Prop 47 all undocumented shopping below $950 is now misdemeanor/petty theft, i.e. optional $1k fine or optional 6 mo. county jail stint. Presumably the person who hit the Capitol cop apparently fatally with the fire extinguisher will be found and charged, but that happened outside the building, in D.C.'s urban playland.

    The tear gas and kill-shot administered against the marauding 140 lbs woman certainly must have caused more damage in dollar terms to the holy temple facilities where our priests and/or gods reside.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    Can’t understand why the nomenklatura are shrieking about the windows. In California thanks to Prop 47 all undocumented shopping below $950 is now misdemeanor/petty theft…

    With windows, it’s Whose/Whom’s.

    ‘It Was a Planned Attack.’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Looting Was Organized

    The political donation history of the Michigan Avenue merchants affected might make fascinating reading.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  33. @Anonymous
    @wren

    Can't understand why the nomenklatura are shrieking about the windows. In California thanks to Prop 47 all undocumented shopping below $950 is now misdemeanor/petty theft, i.e. optional $1k fine or optional 6 mo. county jail stint. Presumably the person who hit the Capitol cop apparently fatally with the fire extinguisher will be found and charged, but that happened outside the building, in D.C.'s urban playland.

    The tear gas and kill-shot administered against the marauding 140 lbs woman certainly must have caused more damage in dollar terms to the holy temple facilities where our priests and/or gods reside.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Reg Cæsar

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Reg Cæsar

    A SWAT team and tossing of the personal residence, for a trespasser.

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Reg Cæsar

    I am with Mayor Lightfoot on this.

    Irresponsible.

    No one brought the donuts.

  34. @wren
    @Steve Sailer

    Isn't Max Blumenthal Sidney Blumenthal's son?

    That alone removes about 50 plausibility points in my book if it is the case.

    I blame him for the tragedy in Libya.

    Seems plausible to me.

    Replies: @Lot

    Max is a far left documentary maker who focuses on pro-Islam, pro-Communism/Chavez, and anti-Israel content.

    His father was a corporate centrist bootlicker and fixer for the Clintons.

    • Agree: wren
  35. @Dmon
    @Thomas

    I'm not a lawyer, but is there a way to get at Twitter through lawfare? I can think of two possibilities:
    1. By censoring Trump, it seems that they are assuming a de facto responsibility to police inflammatory language. Therefore, any time there is an incident which results in death or property damage, and said incident is discussed on Twitter, can people who suffered physical injury or property damage sue Twitter for failing to suppress speech which resulted in criminal behavior? In particular, if some gangbanger is shot after inflammatory Twitter postings, can the survivors play Lawsuit Roulette with Jack Dorsey?
    2. After censoring Trump, Twitter stock plummeted. Any securities lawyers out there want to go after a shareholder lawsuit based on Twitter inflicting financial damages through gross violation of their terms of service?

    Replies: @Thomas

    I’m not a lawyer, but is there a way to get at Twitter through lawfare? I can think of two possibilities:
    1. By censoring Trump, it seems that they are assuming a de facto responsibility to police inflammatory language. Therefore, any time there is an incident which results in death or property damage, and said incident is discussed on Twitter, can people who suffered physical injury or property damage sue Twitter for failing to suppress speech which resulted in criminal behavior? In particular, if some gangbanger is shot after inflammatory Twitter postings, can the survivors play Lawsuit Roulette with Jack Dorsey?

    No. Section 230 specifically immunizes them from that sort of claim, which is what it was intended to do.

    2. After censoring Trump, Twitter stock plummeted. Any securities lawyers out there want to go after a shareholder lawsuit based on Twitter inflicting financial damages through gross violation of their terms of service?

    Courts reviewing the decisions of a corporation’s board in the U.S. are guided by the “business judgment rule,” which essentially requires a showing that the directors breached their fiduciary duties to the corporation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_judgment_rule) It’s a fairly high bar for shareholder plaintiffs to clear and it defers a great deal to the judgment of the directors. Naturally, Twitter is incorporated in Delaware, the law of which is notorious for the broad deference it grants to corporate directors.

    Paul Singer tried to buy his way into Twitter and force Jack Dorsey out as CEO last year. He didn’t succeed.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-elliott-strike-truce-that-leaves-ceo-dorsey-in-place-11583758773

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Thomas

    On the tech news site I follow, the woke posters get very agitated at any suggestion section 230 be repealed or amended. One or two of them have even (who knows after what internal struggle) offered the sop that if we'll just overlook the coordinated tech giants' actions of the past week, then maybe one or two BLM/Antifa protests did get a bit too high-spirited and maybe one or two arsonists and looters ought to have been punished after all. (This, after months of insisting that there weren't any riots and anyway it was all white supremacists doing that.) They don't state the deal quite that openly, of course.

    If some of the woke prepared to contemplate throwing their allies under the bus to preserve 230 then that's enough argument for me to say get rid of 230. It's obviously very important to them.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Thomas


    No. Section 230 specifically immunizes them from that sort of claim, which is what it was intended to do.
     
    Welllll, Section 230 was intended to protect internet service providers who block obscene content from liability. One of the ways you can tell is that the title of Seciton 230 is "PROTECTION FOR PRIVATE BLOCKING AND SCREENING OF OFFENSIVE MATERIAL". Another way you can tell is that the Secton 230 was part of the "COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT" and not, say, the "MAKING EDITORS LIABILITY-FREE ACT". A third way is if you can remember all the way back to the late 1990s, the big social/political/legislative concern re The Internet was that it was making pornography widely available and ISPs said they couldn't do anything about it because the Common Carrier standard meant they had to deliver everything irrespective of content. So the whole purpose of the Communications Decency Act was to get ISPs to block/filter/reduce pornography without exposing the ISPs to editorial liability for it. And finally a fourth way to tell this is just to read the Act (which apparently no one does anymore), the text of which states plainly that it protects service providers who restrict "obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing" material. If you restrict material because you disagree with it (e.g., the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine or the legitimacy of an election result), that's not "obscene" and Section 230 isn't protecting you.

    Unfortunately, an effect of the Left-Media-Complex's language distortion field (e.g. "speech=violence") combined with the activist judiciary rewriting legislation from the bench is that now Section 230 does more or less the opposite of its intended purpose: pornography is as widely available as ever, but internet platforms have a free hand to restrict everything else!

    All is not quite lost. There were a couple of semi-sane court rulings that stripped penny-ante defendants of Section 230 protection for relatively minor editorializing, but no one has been able to get that logic to apply to the big media monopolies. Jared Taylor had a pretty solid case, and then ... weird stuff happened.
  36. Fact check; 0

    • Replies: @anon
    @Supply and Demand

    •Dolt

  37. Eventually, all this led to the attack on the Kyle Rittenhouse by several Antifa members. The teenage marksman appears to have ended the rioting more or less single-handed, which is more than you can say for Joe Biden’s role in this sorry affair.

    From Wikipedia:

    The complaint against Rittenhouse lists six charges: first-degree reckless homicide against Joseph Rosenbaum, first-degree recklessly endangering safety against Richard McGinnis (a reporter who interviewed Rittenhouse before the shooting), first-degree intentional homicide against Anthony Huber, attempted first-degree intentional homicide against Gaige Grosskreutz, first-degree recklessly endangering safety against an unknown male victim, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18… Each felony charge comes with a “use of a dangerous weapon” modifier, which invokes a Wisconsin law that prescribes an addition of no more than five years of imprisonment for each of the charges if found guilty

    Putting an end to riots is a risky business these days.

  38. While I know this line of reasoning will go precisely nowhere anytime soon given the current state of USG…

    The Democrats are impeaching Trump for insurrection (or some legal variant that I’m too dense to understand), in part to ban him from public office in the future. Let’s pretend that’s fair. Couldn’t the same line of reasoning be used against Joe Biden for even greater support of the BLM insurrection? And Kamala Harris? And Pelosi, Schumer, AOC, etc…? And the Press? And Woke Capital? And Academia? And Big Tech? And the Democratic Party as a whole? Do they really want to go down this road if there’s even a non-trivial chance of a lose of control, say if interest rates approach historical norms and Washington can’t just take out $2 trillion loans like candy anymore? Or is this a thought that just never entered their heads, aside from on the 6th?

    By the way, a few years ago I think that Steve had a theory that the head of the Deep State was most likely the visible head of government. I think that this was in reference to Turkey. Does this mean that Joe Biden is the real head of the Deep State? It would explain so much and yet leave so many more questions.

  39. @Reg Cæsar
    @Joe Stalin


    Mr. Rittenhouse was a US militiaman by statutory definition.

     

    But not a Wisconsin militiaman. He's a Sucker, not a Badger.



    https://img.bestplaces.net/images/city/1701595_IL_Antioch.png

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    It’s a Federal law, not a state law.

    (yeah, i know, you wanted to use the Sucker/Badger joke.)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Almost Missouri


    (yeah, i know, you wanted to use the Sucker/Badger joke.)

     

    At least a Missourian would get it.
  40. @Thomas
    @Dmon


    I’m not a lawyer, but is there a way to get at Twitter through lawfare? I can think of two possibilities:
    1. By censoring Trump, it seems that they are assuming a de facto responsibility to police inflammatory language. Therefore, any time there is an incident which results in death or property damage, and said incident is discussed on Twitter, can people who suffered physical injury or property damage sue Twitter for failing to suppress speech which resulted in criminal behavior? In particular, if some gangbanger is shot after inflammatory Twitter postings, can the survivors play Lawsuit Roulette with Jack Dorsey?
     
    No. Section 230 specifically immunizes them from that sort of claim, which is what it was intended to do.

    2. After censoring Trump, Twitter stock plummeted. Any securities lawyers out there want to go after a shareholder lawsuit based on Twitter inflicting financial damages through gross violation of their terms of service?
     
    Courts reviewing the decisions of a corporation's board in the U.S. are guided by the "business judgment rule," which essentially requires a showing that the directors breached their fiduciary duties to the corporation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_judgment_rule) It's a fairly high bar for shareholder plaintiffs to clear and it defers a great deal to the judgment of the directors. Naturally, Twitter is incorporated in Delaware, the law of which is notorious for the broad deference it grants to corporate directors.

    Paul Singer tried to buy his way into Twitter and force Jack Dorsey out as CEO last year. He didn't succeed.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-elliott-strike-truce-that-leaves-ceo-dorsey-in-place-11583758773

    Replies: @photondancer, @Almost Missouri

    On the tech news site I follow, the woke posters get very agitated at any suggestion section 230 be repealed or amended. One or two of them have even (who knows after what internal struggle) offered the sop that if we’ll just overlook the coordinated tech giants’ actions of the past week, then maybe one or two BLM/Antifa protests did get a bit too high-spirited and maybe one or two arsonists and looters ought to have been punished after all. (This, after months of insisting that there weren’t any riots and anyway it was all white supremacists doing that.) They don’t state the deal quite that openly, of course.

    If some of the woke prepared to contemplate throwing their allies under the bus to preserve 230 then that’s enough argument for me to say get rid of 230. It’s obviously very important to them.

  41. @Supply and Demand
    Fact check; 0

    Replies: @anon

    •Dolt

    • Troll: Supply and Demand
  42. @Just another serf
    Biden has no soul. Perhaps that’s due to a calcified pineal gland. But more likely due to having parasitized the life force of the nation for the 60 years he’s been in government. We will hear him bloviate endlessly in that weird speech pattern that can only be learned in the US Senate.

    And after torturing innocent Americans with Biden, we will be forced to listen to Kamala cackling and accusing everyone of being white supremists. Americans don’t deserve this kind of political terror being unleashed on them.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Biden has no soul. Perhaps that’s due to a calcified pineal gland. But more likely due to having parasitized the life force of the nation for the 60 years he’s been in government. We will hear him bloviate endlessly in that weird speech pattern that can only be learned in the US Senate.

    Just another serf, that’s an excellent way of putting this observation.

    Biden strikes me that same way–completely empty. A doofus, who has been a loathsome parasite his entire life and is absolutely empty of everything–but his parasitism.

    A republican government simply should not be full of these people. It is supposed to be compose of actual productive men who take time from their normal lives to represent their fellow citizens.

    • Agree: Just another serf
    • Replies: @wren
    @AnotherDad

    I once heard more of Biden in his own words in this leaked conversation, but i can't find it now.

    Parasite is right.

    https://youtu.be/7lA3oOo1oZc

    , @Just another serf
    @AnotherDad

    I believe he’s functional only because they have various substances they administer to him before appearances.

    If you worked for any number of retail businesses, you would be subject to a drug test. Not for anyone in government though. Biden is especially devoid of any principles the ordinary person might relate to.

  43. @AnotherDad
    @Just another serf


    Biden has no soul. Perhaps that’s due to a calcified pineal gland. But more likely due to having parasitized the life force of the nation for the 60 years he’s been in government. We will hear him bloviate endlessly in that weird speech pattern that can only be learned in the US Senate.
     
    Just another serf, that's an excellent way of putting this observation.

    Biden strikes me that same way--completely empty. A doofus, who has been a loathsome parasite his entire life and is absolutely empty of everything--but his parasitism.

    A republican government simply should not be full of these people. It is supposed to be compose of actual productive men who take time from their normal lives to represent their fellow citizens.

    Replies: @wren, @Just another serf

    I once heard more of Biden in his own words in this leaked conversation, but i can’t find it now.

    Parasite is right.

  44. @Almost Missouri
    @Reg Cæsar

    It's a Federal law, not a state law.

    (yeah, i know, you wanted to use the Sucker/Badger joke.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    (yeah, i know, you wanted to use the Sucker/Badger joke.)

    At least a Missourian would get it.

  45. @Frank McGar
    @wren

    This article by Blumenthal paints a picture of Sullivan as an attention-seeking agent of chaos. The more you dig into him, the cloudier it gets. I wonder how many of the Capitol stormers, especially the ones inciting the action, were part of the new breed of social media clout chasers. It's all about getting that shock content and then getting people to follow you and give you money. One thing for sure, this was anything but an insurrection. Could it be that a good chunk of the people storming the Capitol weren't for Trump or antifa, but rather just live streamers looking to burn the world down and capture the moment in order to get more views? Somehow that makes it even worse.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2021/01/12/chaos-agent-right-wing-us-capitol-riot-black-lives-matter/

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @black sea

    We need to build more mental hospitals.

  46. Foucault having a decent point is due to Broken Clock Theory. This was, after all, the guy who said that AIDS affecting primarily blacks and gays was a “delusion” invented by “American racists and puritans” before losing his gay life to it. The silliest of the Clever Sillies.
    But the larger point, that all this woke propaganda we are forcibly marinated in is probably influencing blacks to assume personal legal invincibility, is perfectly demonstrated by a story at CWB Chicago today. A POC stole a tow truck, and when the truck’s owner pulled a gun on him, the thief called 911. Of course, he faces charges. It’s likely that it never occurred to him that he could ever be hampered in stealing, because he’s never heard of that happening. You see, you want, you take. The new entitlement.

    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
    @Puremania

    He also believed in diddling young boys. I guess we have to cancel the pendulum.

  47. @AnotherDad
    @Just another serf


    Biden has no soul. Perhaps that’s due to a calcified pineal gland. But more likely due to having parasitized the life force of the nation for the 60 years he’s been in government. We will hear him bloviate endlessly in that weird speech pattern that can only be learned in the US Senate.
     
    Just another serf, that's an excellent way of putting this observation.

    Biden strikes me that same way--completely empty. A doofus, who has been a loathsome parasite his entire life and is absolutely empty of everything--but his parasitism.

    A republican government simply should not be full of these people. It is supposed to be compose of actual productive men who take time from their normal lives to represent their fellow citizens.

    Replies: @wren, @Just another serf

    I believe he’s functional only because they have various substances they administer to him before appearances.

    If you worked for any number of retail businesses, you would be subject to a drug test. Not for anyone in government though. Biden is especially devoid of any principles the ordinary person might relate to.

  48. @Thomas
    @Dmon


    I’m not a lawyer, but is there a way to get at Twitter through lawfare? I can think of two possibilities:
    1. By censoring Trump, it seems that they are assuming a de facto responsibility to police inflammatory language. Therefore, any time there is an incident which results in death or property damage, and said incident is discussed on Twitter, can people who suffered physical injury or property damage sue Twitter for failing to suppress speech which resulted in criminal behavior? In particular, if some gangbanger is shot after inflammatory Twitter postings, can the survivors play Lawsuit Roulette with Jack Dorsey?
     
    No. Section 230 specifically immunizes them from that sort of claim, which is what it was intended to do.

    2. After censoring Trump, Twitter stock plummeted. Any securities lawyers out there want to go after a shareholder lawsuit based on Twitter inflicting financial damages through gross violation of their terms of service?
     
    Courts reviewing the decisions of a corporation's board in the U.S. are guided by the "business judgment rule," which essentially requires a showing that the directors breached their fiduciary duties to the corporation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_judgment_rule) It's a fairly high bar for shareholder plaintiffs to clear and it defers a great deal to the judgment of the directors. Naturally, Twitter is incorporated in Delaware, the law of which is notorious for the broad deference it grants to corporate directors.

    Paul Singer tried to buy his way into Twitter and force Jack Dorsey out as CEO last year. He didn't succeed.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-elliott-strike-truce-that-leaves-ceo-dorsey-in-place-11583758773

    Replies: @photondancer, @Almost Missouri

    No. Section 230 specifically immunizes them from that sort of claim, which is what it was intended to do.

    Welllll, Section 230 was intended to protect internet service providers who block obscene content from liability. One of the ways you can tell is that the title of Seciton 230 is “PROTECTION FOR PRIVATE BLOCKING AND SCREENING OF OFFENSIVE MATERIAL”. Another way you can tell is that the Secton 230 was part of the “COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT” and not, say, the “MAKING EDITORS LIABILITY-FREE ACT”. A third way is if you can remember all the way back to the late 1990s, the big social/political/legislative concern re The Internet was that it was making pornography widely available and ISPs said they couldn’t do anything about it because the Common Carrier standard meant they had to deliver everything irrespective of content. So the whole purpose of the Communications Decency Act was to get ISPs to block/filter/reduce pornography without exposing the ISPs to editorial liability for it. And finally a fourth way to tell this is just to read the Act (which apparently no one does anymore), the text of which states plainly that it protects service providers who restrict “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing” material. If you restrict material because you disagree with it (e.g., the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine or the legitimacy of an election result), that’s not “obscene” and Section 230 isn’t protecting you.

    Unfortunately, an effect of the Left-Media-Complex’s language distortion field (e.g. “speech=violence”) combined with the activist judiciary rewriting legislation from the bench is that now Section 230 does more or less the opposite of its intended purpose: pornography is as widely available as ever, but internet platforms have a free hand to restrict everything else!

    All is not quite lost. There were a couple of semi-sane court rulings that stripped penny-ante defendants of Section 230 protection for relatively minor editorializing, but no one has been able to get that logic to apply to the big media monopolies. Jared Taylor had a pretty solid case, and then … weird stuff happened.

  49. @Kronos
    @wren

    Looks kinda like the “Gleiwitz Incident” as time goes on. Antifa members disguised as Trump supporters to create intentional backlash.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleiwitz_incident

    https://ww2gravestone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Gleiwitz_Incident__1432753610_26731-1-e1432754017227.jpg

    Replies: @wren

    Now it appears that the blm/antifa guy’s partner was a journalist with cnn/npr, which she didn’t mention when they were on with Anderson Cooper or something successfully peddling their false narrative.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/huge-cnn-npr-reporter-jade-sacker-embedded-antifa-leader-john-sullivan-siege-us-capitol-cheered-inciting-riot-video/

    Considering that what he did may have led to Ashli Babbit’s death, the dropping of any discussion of biden’s election fraud in the senate and the cancellation of trump and anyone who supported him, I’d say it was a pretty successful operation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukden_Incident

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @wren

    It looks like a 9/11 bum rush. Scare the Boomers to enact “Patriot Act II: Electric Boogaloo” domestic edition.

    (I believe Matt Christman created the term.)


    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ABA5RQyx0Kw/maxresdefault.jpg

  50. @wren
    @Kronos

    Now it appears that the blm/antifa guy's partner was a journalist with cnn/npr, which she didn't mention when they were on with Anderson Cooper or something successfully peddling their false narrative.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/huge-cnn-npr-reporter-jade-sacker-embedded-antifa-leader-john-sullivan-siege-us-capitol-cheered-inciting-riot-video/

    Considering that what he did may have led to Ashli Babbit's death, the dropping of any discussion of biden's election fraud in the senate and the cancellation of trump and anyone who supported him, I'd say it was a pretty successful operation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukden_Incident

    Replies: @Kronos

    It looks like a 9/11 bum rush. Scare the Boomers to enact “Patriot Act II: Electric Boogaloo” domestic edition.

    (I believe Matt Christman created the term.)

  51. @Anon
    Rachel Rollins, the DA for Suffolk County, Massachusetts (covering Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop). Irish-American father and immigrant Barbadian-American mother.

    Rachael Rollins Goes Full Ratchet, Threatens To Have Boston 25 News Reporter Arrested After Filing False Police Report, Says Complaint Made Against Her Is “Rantings And Ravings Of A White Woman”

    Last week we broke the story about a Brockton woman who filed a complaint with the Boston Police after allegedly being threatened by Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins while leaving a Stop & Shop parking lot. According to the complaint Rollins also told the woman “today is not the day to try me,” before illegally using her siren and blue lights to go through a red light in a right turn only lane on Mass Ave. After we reported this story Boston 25 News attempted to interview her outside of her house, prompting Rollins to go on Twitter, accuse the white woman who made the complaint of lying, compared herself to Emmett Till, and said she feared for her children’s lives because the media came to her house for comment. She then came on the Howie Carr show to confront me about the story, once again accused the woman of lying, admitted she was driving her kids around in a state vehicle to run errands, and said she would not be pulling camera footage to exonerate herself due to the 50 homicides in Boston last year.

    https://turtleboysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Screen-Shot-2021-01-14-at-11.20.07-AM.png

    https://turtleboysports.com/rachael-rollins-goes-full-ratchet-threatens-to-have-boston-25-news-reporter-arrested-after-filing-false-police-report-says-complaint-made-against-her-is-rantings-and-ravings-of-a-white-woman/

     

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Is Rachel’s Dad a relative of the Irish twins on the Boston FD who got away for many years with claiming to be Black, based on a photo of a “dusky” female ancestor, until they were outed and fired?

    I’m a little more than half Irish myself so Rachel and I have something in common.

  52. @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    At Least 12 CPD Officers And Supervisors Suspended After Lounging In Congressman’s Office Amid Looting, Sources Say

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oR71CtrWnQ


    Thirty months for trespassing?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F67VbRYYbEQ

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Inquiring Mind

    A SWAT team and tossing of the personal residence, for a trespasser.

  53. @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    At Least 12 CPD Officers And Supervisors Suspended After Lounging In Congressman’s Office Amid Looting, Sources Say

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oR71CtrWnQ


    Thirty months for trespassing?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F67VbRYYbEQ

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Inquiring Mind

    I am with Mayor Lightfoot on this.

    Irresponsible.

    No one brought the donuts.

  54. I’m not sure the rioters were hanging on Biden’s every word.

  55. Oh, but my leftist contacts on Facebook assure me that this was done by “right wing provocateurs.” It’s a proven fact.

  56. @Puremania
    Foucault having a decent point is due to Broken Clock Theory. This was, after all, the guy who said that AIDS affecting primarily blacks and gays was a “delusion” invented by “American racists and puritans” before losing his gay life to it. The silliest of the Clever Sillies.
    But the larger point, that all this woke propaganda we are forcibly marinated in is probably influencing blacks to assume personal legal invincibility, is perfectly demonstrated by a story at CWB Chicago today. A POC stole a tow truck, and when the truck’s owner pulled a gun on him, the thief called 911. Of course, he faces charges. It’s likely that it never occurred to him that he could ever be hampered in stealing, because he’s never heard of that happening. You see, you want, you take. The new entitlement.

    Replies: @Fidelios Automata

    He also believed in diddling young boys. I guess we have to cancel the pendulum.

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